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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incongruous mean? 

INCONGRUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective INCONGRUOUS has 1 sense:

1. lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

  Familiarity information: INCONGRUOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

INCONGRUOUS (adjective)

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Lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

Context examples:

a plan incongruous with reason / incongruous behavior / a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation


discrepant; inconsistent (not in agreement)

inappropriate; incompatible; out or keeping; unfitting (not in keeping with what is correct or proper)

inharmonious (lacking in harmony of parts)

ironic; ironical (characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is)


congruous (corresponding in character or kind)

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